Beyond the Road to Freedom : New Lessons as Freedom's Message is Brought to Life

Title

Beyond the Road to Freedom : New Lessons as Freedom's Message is Brought to Life

Description

Western New York is a leader in presenting re-enactments at authentic sites dating back to the days of abolitionism. Learn why these Underground Railroad sites are now gaining national attention. See how efforts have begun to document and preserve these treasures for future generations. Untouched original hiding places for escaping slaves are revealed. You will understand why the civil rights movement had its earliest origins in the Buffalo/Niagara region. See how the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo offered both hope and despair for an aspiring African American community in the country's eighth largest city at the time.
Originally aired on WIVB-TV.

Date

2002-01-30

Source

Rich Newberg Reports Collection

Publisher

WIVB (Television Station : Buffalo, N.Y.)
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (publisher of digital)

Rights

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